What Is oEmbed and Why You Should Use It - WordCamp Orange County 2016

[wordpress.tv/2016/07/1...](https://wordpress.tv/2016/07/11/jason-tucker-what-is-oembed-and-why-you-should-use-it/) At WordCamp Orange County 2016 I spoke about something that I thought was going to be very simple, oEmbeds. What I found was that oEmbeds are very complicated under the hood yet make things super simple for the end user. What is oEmbed? oEmbed is a format for allowing an embedded representation of a URL on third party sites. The simple API allows a website to display embedded content (such as photos or videos) when a user posts a link to that resource, without having to parse the resource directly.

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Google Hangouts On Air - 3 ways on how to invite people

I get this question a lot about how to invite other people to be on a Google Hangouts On Air call; I thought I'd share with you how I go about doing this on my YouTube channel WPwatercooler. As you may or may not know Google Hangouts is a way to get up to 10 people on a video call and interact with one another. Google Hangouts On Air is a way for you to stream the conversation you are having on YouTube for others to see.

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History of online communication and why it all still sucks

For the last few years I’ve been thinking a bit about how I’ve communicated to people online. There is a lot of history here and I think looking at the history again may help with figuring out where we will end up in the future. I have a few gripes about our current forms of communication and the various silos made and looking back you can see that things really haven’t changed.

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WordPress with Non Profits - Women Who WP

Nonprofit Resources I wanted to share with you some nonprofit resources that I know about that may or may not relate directly with WordPress. With most web development gigs you tend to find out that you need to be the butcher, the baker and the candlestick maker. Dealing with DNS, email migration, email setup, FTP, SSH, SSL and may other technologies that don't directly relate to WordPress. Below you'll find the list of resources that include web hosting themes plugins and many different discounts that are available for nonprofits.

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WordCamp San Diego 2016 Photos

My photos from WordCamp San Diego 2016. It's my first time shooting an event like this and I tried to have as much fun as I could without feeling like I was stalking people or annoying the audience with me taking random pics of them. People like Kari Leigh and Raquel Landefeld that take such awesome candids. I admire their work so much and at some point I'd love to end up with pics of people in the audience watching talks and looking amazing unfortunately most of the pics I took look like these people are asleep :( I guess this just means that I needs to wait for the right time in the talk to snap some pics or follow the other photogs and learn from them.

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Finding and saving purchase receipts in email to Google Drive

It's been that time of year again when all of us needed to find and collect receipts of various purchases we made and reconcile them against our bank statements. For either tax purposes or just staying on top of your finances it's a good way to go. At my day gig I run the IT department and I'm ultimately responsible for the collection of said receipts and submitting them to our department Administrative Assistant to organize and reconcile for me.

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Admiral at Brea Olinda Water Polo Tournament 2016

This weekend I had the pleasure of watching my daughter play in the BOA Tournament at Brea Olinda High School in Brea California. Her team "Admiral" played Triton, BOA and Aliso and I recorded the games poolside. [www.youtube.com/watch](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=COR8JBtc3wU) [www.youtube.com/watch](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWfaE3Rw8FM) [www.youtube.com/watch](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RMc5F9B84bo) Photos I shot some photos between games [foogallery id=“9524”]

I discuss how I like Anchor

I discuss how I like Anchor so far and how similar it is to apps that I've used in the past. [anchor.fm/w/996331](https://anchor.fm/w/996331)

My girl getting ready for

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Thanks for the

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It's not singing the or anything but has been pretty awesome

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We're getting our on instead of the

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There's my girl!

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The sunset is getting pretty awesome tonight

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Nice wind gusts are blowing all the yuck out of the sky, it's great to be able to see the mountains from afar

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Urban Lights - Los Angeles

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So yeah, we ended up at this awesome place

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Awesome lights

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Jess and I at urban Lights

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The view of the front of Sleeping Beauty's Castle

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